Survey: Should the Medal of Honor be given to the Blassie family?
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Should the Medal of Honor be given to the Blassie family?


Topic: The Medal of Honor is displayed on the Tomb of the Unknowns. America's highest honor for heroism, valor and courage is displayed on the Tomb not in recogonition of any one soldier, sailor, airperson or Marine interned there, but in recognition for their Unknown service. As a former unknown, (later identified by medical research at the request of the Blassie family), Michael Blassie's status was officially redesignated as Known. Blassie's remains, at the request of the Blassie family, were removed from the Tomb of the Unknowns for re-burial in a family-designated cemetery.

Recently, the Blassie family has petitioned to have a copy the Medal of Honor that is displayed on the Tomb of the Unknowns to be displayed on Michael Blassie's gravestone. Blassie was not awarded the Medal of Honor for any individual act(s).


Do you agree with the Blassie family that the Medal of Honor should be displayed on the gravestone of a known casualty who was not awarded the Medal for his/her individual service?

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Although he performed his missions in Vietnam, as did his fellow airmen, Michael Blassie was not considered to have performed act(s) rising to the criteria of being awarded the Medal of Honor. Do you think that Michael Blassie should now be considered for receiving the Medal of Honor?

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Should Michael Blassie now be considered to be awarded the Medal of Honor, do you think others who performed similar air missions over hostile territory should also be so considered?

Yes No

Do you think the criteria for awarding the Medal of Honor should be changed to permit more Americans to receive it?

Yes No

Do you think every American who lost his or her life as a result of hostile enemy activity should be awarded the Medal of Honor?

Yes No

Do you think the Congress should develop a new medal that would be awarded to every American who lost his or her life as a result of hostile enemy activity?

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